Posted October 23, 2011 on AP on Fox

MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 26: Keith Nichol #7 of the Michigan State Spartans pitches the ball to a running back against the Wisconsin Badgers on September 26, 2009 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Michigan State has moved up six spots to No. 9 in the AP Top 25 - and the Spartans ranked even higher than that in terms of entertainment value this weekend when they beat Wisconsin 37-31 on a last-second heave. Keith Nichol caught Kirk Cousins' pass off a carom and barely reached the end zone for a tiebreaking 44-yard touchdown Saturday night. The Badgers fell eight spots to No. 12 on Sunday. Michigan State is one victory from an unlikely October sweep. The Spartans have beaten Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin this month. They play at Nebraska next.
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